We work to develop research grants and funding opportunities that help us achieve our goals of strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in research and innovation and aligning with stakeholders' needs.

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Recent Funding Programs

2020-21 Research Connections: COVID-19 Rapid Response CLOSED

In response to COVID-19 and the threats to our health, we are offering a special Research Connections call dedicated to ideas that can help with the current pandemic situation, aligned with the needs of our province. 

This call will: 

  • Support innovative, far-reaching and impactful KMb activities specific to a rapid response to COVID-19, including the health and wellness implications these necessary responses have on the public. 

  • Facilitate the sharing, use and integration of existing health research knowledge in a way that rapidly responds to the situation faced by Saskatchewan communities, leading to one or more of the following:  informed decision making; a more knowledgeable and prepared public; increased knowledge or resources for front line or essential services. 

Funding Amount and Term

Up to $10,000 for up to 6 months

Additional support from other sources equal to 50% of the request from SHRF is required. Both cash and in-kind contributions are eligible. 

Program Contact
Important Dates

Program Launch

Application Deadline

Funding Decisions

April 1, 2020

May 15, 2020 (11:59 p.m. CST)CLOSED

Within 5-8 business days after submission

Danielle Robertson-Boersma


Full contact details can be found in the program guide.

2020-21 Establishment Grant CLOSED

Assists researchers who are new or newly resident in Saskatchewan in establishing an independent program of health research in the province and achieve the research productivity necessary to obtain major funding from national and other external agencies. There will be no major changes to the 2020-21 Establishment grant competition. 

Funding Amount and Term

Up to $120,000 for a 3-year term

Program Contact
This competition is now closed.
Funding Decisions will be made and applicants notified of their results June 18, 2020.

Danielle Robertson-Boersma


Full contact details can be found in the program guide.

Please see important notice about the Research Fellowship program. 

Latest Funding News

Full program results and details can be found on our Results page. 

We are the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan.

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Phone: 1-306-975-1680

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Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2

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